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Mar 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
. a big change coming the way. every driver gets around hayward. starting tomorrow, a one-way traffic loop will begin taking over downtown affecting every commuter on 580 in hayward heading to the san mateo bridge or fremont. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live in fremont with what you need to know before you drive tomorrow. >> reporter: the new hayward loop, as it is called, is supposed to ease traffic congestion, ease the flow of traffic and make it easier to get into downtown hayward. the switchover happens tomorrow at 8:00. gives drivers the weekend to test it out before the real test. you might want to look up at the tv screen. we put together an animation to help you understand this new configuration. the loop encompasses a six-block area in the downtown. northbound traffic headed on jackson and mission, will merge on to foothill, which will now become one-way in the northbound direction. it will reverse back to two-way traffic once it crosses a street. southbound drivers will be forced in a new one-way traffic pattern on a street and then mission. mission reverting back to the t
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Mar 25, 2013 4:30am PDT
will be core classes in english, math and science. ccsf, officials say the change will deal with one of the criticisms from the state's accreditation board enrollment management. >> what a wonderful weekend as far as the weather is concerned. are we going to have more of that to come? >> no. we actually have a change. good morning to you. happy monday. temperatures on the chilly side. this is the one day where no rain chances are in the forecast. starting tomorrow, we have the chance for showers. our chances aren't that great. it is a really interesting setup. let's get to other headlines. throughout the day, patchy a.m. fog is going to take part in your morning commute. you want to keep that in mind in the north bay. mild afternoon with increasing clouds. ahead of that system, low pressure. as of tomorrow morning, tense level off. we are not going to get too cold. we have that chance for rain with an unsettled pattern going all the way through this upcoming holiday weekend. it new chances for rain each and every day like i said starting tomorrow. 69 in santa teresa. 60 degrees in sa
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Mar 10, 2013 9:00am PDT
company and decided if we wanted to change the game we had to hire our own agents. today we have 3 or 400 agents all across the country. their paid a customer satisfaction bonus so if you're happy they make money. if you're not, they don't. that allows us to not only have digital part be revolutionary but also the service part. i'm not the founder. i'm just the ceo. when we had to decide what we wanted to do with this business we could turn over leads to traditional real estate ats or try to change the game. we decided that we wanted to change the game. this meant having a digital business that also had personal service. >> why haven't anybody done this before? we have trulia and zula but nobody has tried to do this? >> they're not that crazy. it's easier running a software business. that's what i did before. it's a digital business with pure digital margins. you don't have to worry about a real estate agent showing up to hang a yard sign or write an offer. the challenge has been going market by market getting good local people and delivering consistent quality service. it's larger opport
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
opinion is changing so fast. as the supreme court takes up same-sex marriage, there is a stunning swing in its acceptance. today 58% to 49% in favor. president obama changed his mind. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: hillary clinton agreed last week. mitt romney's stand against gay marriage surely hurt him in november. >> white evangelicals form a strong part of the republican base and are overwhelmingly opposed but others supports free freedom to marry. >> marriage laws are designed to attach mothers and fathers to each other and to the children that they may create and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: despite the snow, people are camped at the supreme court to get inside for tomorrow's argument. >> i have a lot of gay friends. i don't think they should be denied the right to marry the person they love. >> chief justice roberts set aside a seat for his cousin, a lesbian, who wants theo justice to declare the ban unconstitutional. chris and sandy raised four boys and want to marry. >> we
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Mar 10, 2013 4:00pm PDT
news feed. ceo mark zuckerberg introducing the changes this week. he described it as a personalized newspaper that is more visual and allows users to choose the topic in which they're interested. the images and lengths to articles are b s ars are s ars >>> a monster week for the market as the dow sets new records. key data on the economy with the strong jobs report. what does it mean for your money? jo joining me right now is bill gross, pimco founder and former chief and former chairman of the council of economic advisers for president obama. gentlemen, great to have you on the program. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, maria. >> austan, great day to talk to you. let's start with the jobs number released on friday. a very strong number. 236,000 new jobs create for the month. the unemployment right now, the lowest in four years. was this what you expected and what do you think it says about where we are in the economy? >> well, it was better than i expected. this is one of the reports -- we've been waiting for reports like this. you never want to make too much out of any one mont
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
the timing of these changes in the forecast in just a few minutes. >>> in less than an hour parents and educators are planning a protest called think before you pink. it's happening at tonight's school board meeting in santa clara. bottom line, they don't want any teachers to lose their jauobs. the state deadline for pink slips is coming up. the board has money and should be focusing on class size, music, library hours and raises for educators instead of layoffs. the rally is scheduled to start at 6:00 this evening at the district office. nbc bay area's george katayama is there and will have a live report at 6:00. >>> a new proposal could call the deer don train station into san jose -- in san jose into silicon valley's version of times square. the city wants to transform the area into a central entertainment district. the plans include room for a new stadium for the a's, thousands of new residential units and nearly five million square feet of new office space. the plan would also add a b.a.r.t. extension and bullet train hub. they plan to draft an environmental impact report this
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Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
the no knives act. as it stands, the rule change would allow passengers to carry on certain pocket knives. the caveat is, the blades cannot be longer than 2.36 oinches or more than a half inch wide. they plan to allow an assorted array of sports equipment on board. it is the knife change that has so many people upset, specially alice hogeland. mark bingham stood up to the terrorists and she says the change is a slap in the face. >> to completely turn our back on the possibility that a plane could be hijacked using low-tech items, box cutters and knives, to turn our back on that is to condemn ourselves to repeat history and i don't want that. i don't have any more sons to give out. >>> the knives do nothing more than distract tsa screen rs, they say, from paying attention to bigger threats like explosives. the backlash is certainly growing. it includes a number of flight attendants and a couple of airline ceos who are speaking out. the head of tsa goes before the transportation committee. at noon today, the policy change is scheduled to take effect on february 25th. >> thank you very much.
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Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
that even though the clocks in your house may have been changed, check your commute time. we are looking over here toward 880. the commute moving smoothly over the last few minutes. they are likely to have a small slowdown. that's the direction i'm pointing to right now with the arrow. san leandro with the davis street on and off, affected by those road crew. westbound 580 maintains a smooth, easy drive. that is your commute direction coming out of livermore. westbound this morning, a road crew over at greenville, the off ramp. keep that in mind. it sounds like that may be closed. if it is, they will have the flashing light. we will get a live look outside and see how things are crossing the bay. here is the san mateo bridge, a frozen shot, a still shot. even that is an hour delay. as far as the on bridge, it is fine. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. >>> it is 4:39 right now. the giants 2010 and 2012 world series trophies kin their tour through the bay area. the fans will have their chance to get their picture taken in south san francisco. the event will be held at 2:00 this af
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Mar 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: and from all indications, nothing significant changed. >> yeah. >> reporter: frustrated? >> i'm sure they are. >> reporter: so that report, was it a waste of taxpayer money? >> had it come to conclusion, it would have been money well spent. the fact that it was not followed up on by the national guard bureau in the first year, that's problematic. >> reporter: but it's important to note the report criticized the california guard's failure to meet national guard standards in handling complaints. during the hearing at the capital, the national guard bureau said it provided additional training and the california guard is now in compliance. >> of the big messages we continue to reform the california national guard and military department. the governor appointed me to make change and we have made substantial change. >> reporter: general baldwin made it clear before the senate committee and our camera, he remains committed to cleaning up the culture of the california guard. we're also committed to keeping you informed on that progress. >> thank you very much, tony. if you have a tip
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Mar 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> it's impossible to know with any certainty the changes that would be worked on society by redefining the institution of marriage. >> suppose a state said, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we are not going to give marriage licenses any more to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. would that be constitutional? >> reporter: the court's conservatives were equally skeptical that gay couples have a right to marry. >> i'm curious, when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868, when the 14th amendment was adopted? >> reporter: they said though gay couples in california have all the rights of married couples, letting them be called married would be a big change. >> if you tell a child that someone has to be their friend, i suppose you can force the person to say, this is my friend, but it changes the definition of what it means to be a friend. and that's what it seems to me the supporters of proposition 8 are saying here. >> you want us to step in and render a decision based on the assess
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Mar 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
punishment across the country is once again heating up, but can we expect another change in california. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston joins us next. >> a quick live view of san francisco. you can see mostly clear. we're watching increasing high clouds out of a chance of rain in the seven-day forecast and we'll look at that when we come right back. >>> just four months after the presidential election we have results of the first straw poll from the 2016 republican presidential contest. believe it or not, the poll was taken at cpac, the conservative political action conference near washington. kentucky senator rand paul came out on top of 25% of the vote. he was then followed by florida senator marco rubio with 23%. the gop is wrestling with how it will recast itself to connect with voters. >> the face of the republican party needs to be the face of every american and we need to be the party of inclusion and acceptance. >> we don't need a new idea. the idea is called america and it still works. >> donald trump, jeb bush, mitt romney and paul ryan all spoke at the conference, bu
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Mar 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to pick up his bags and pay his bill. small gestures that may signal bigger changes ahead. >> he can make the changes needed because he knows from his own experience in buenos aires what has been missing here in rome. >> reporter: today, francis focused on winning the hearts of romans. going to a basilica dedicated to christ's mother, the virgin mary, considered to be a protector of rome. this souvenir shop near the vatican quickly switched allegiances, quickly selling out of 6,000 photos of the new pope. embracing a more humble image in this regal setting. anne thompson, nbc news, the vatican. >>> i'm miguel almaguer in buenos aires. at an afternoon mass inside the city's main cathedral, the faithful pray for the man who once led their church and will now lead the catholic world. when he was cardinal here, pope francis often sat in the back pews, accessible to anyone seeking his help. his sister said today he never wanted the papacy. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> reporter: when i met john paul ii, i looked up and saw his gaze of infinite loneliness. my brother's gaze reflects lov
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Mar 18, 2013 12:00am PDT
for brands. they had a very particular brand and they were prepared to say we're going to change it. >> but compared to the others -- the rolling stones, they never did that. that's the irony. he -- you hear paul mccartney say, we don't want to be up there when we're 40. and mick jagger is doing the stim schtik at 65. of the beatles, by the way. paul mccartney is the one that does want to be out there still. >> the amazing thing about that period is our consciousness was expanding in many ways, not just in the psychedelic way but also around that time i think the summer of 1966 was the period when a lot of people in this country turned against the war in vietnam, twinned it with the civil rights movement -- chris: very much so. although they never gave an anti-war statement, lennon later with imagine, but they were part of the rebellion. anyway, here's my favorite of all. this is in the movie "yellow submarine." ♪ ah look at all the lonely people snotes ♪ ah look at all the lonely people ♪ ♪ eleanor rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been ♪ ♪ live
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Mar 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
it changed their lives, had a huge impact on that diocese, but pope benedict wasn't as extroverted. he was a kind man, a shy man, and he wasn't used to showing that in public, and this man is a pastor, first and foremost, he spent all his life being close to people, especially the poor, close to his own brothers in his religious society and also to the people he served in a large diocese in very difficult times, so he's a man of integrity, and that signs through even when he has to say this isn't what christ wants, he says it apparently in a way that people can at least hear it even if they don't agree with it. that's an important pastoral node i hope we'll learn from in the years to come. >> as a management matter, as a crisis management matter, what does pope francis do to come to terms with sexual abuse in the church that begins to close the chapter for the church? >> well, i can't close that chapter, none of us can, as long as there are victims b s becausu to have accompany them, if they're willing to accompany them, but we have to keep doing that. as far as the scandal itself, eve
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Mar 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
-march pink slip again. across the bay and across the state a pink slip picture has changed dramatically and teachers hope it stays that way. reporting live in richmond, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. san francisco city college met a critical deadline today in the fight to keep the school open. ccsf filed a report today outlining the school's plans to address a long list of financial and administrative concerns. if things don't change, the college might lose its accreditation. now that the report has been filed, inspectors will visit the campus in april to verify the plan. a panel then has 45 days to announce whether the school will keep that accreditation. and state funding that goes with it. the school has an estimated 80,000 students. >>> tonight the parents of a missing scout valley man are leaving for utah where their man has been found alive and safe. less than an hour we received word that 20-year-old matthew abraham has been located in utah. matt disappeared earlier this week after a mountain bike accident which left him with a major head injury. a widespre
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Mar 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
to give out. >> a mother's out rage lash out at what they say is a potentially dangerous change to airline security. al gore slapped with a lawsuit. the connection to the bay area, we're back in a moment. >>> a painful wound reopened. 11 years after terrorists killed their loved ones, the families of 9/11 feel victimized again. this time, it's the very government protecting them that's on the slide. the tsa. it will soon allow passengers to carry small knives on flight. >> reporter: jessica, this is a pocket knife i carry with me just about every day. under the tsa's new policy, in pocket knife would be allow onto planes. earlier today, i spoke with alice hoglin. she's the mother of the victim of 9/11 and her reaction to the new tsa policy is quite visceral. >> this unwise move by the tsa is a slap in the face to the fellas who stood and faulgt. >> the move alice is talking about is the new policy that allows holding knives with blades that are less than 2.3 inches long and half an inch wide. >> they were able to charge up the aisle and take back control of their lives. if they would have
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Mar 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
themselves. >>> we have a status report tonight on climate change and how visible it is in one of the most stunning places on the globe. if you have the chance in life to journey to the bottom of the earth to antarctica, you will see it unfolding in dramatic fashion. nbc's kerry sanders is just back from there and has our report tonight. >> reporter: it is the waning days of summer in antarctica and there is an annual race on. penguins are hatching. parents nursing their chicks before the first swim in the southern ocean. often their last because of what lurks below. >> the leopard seal is a number one penguin killer. >> reporter: it's part of the balance of life here. leopard seals eat up to 25 penguins a day. some people say there are only two different types of penguins -- the white ones walking towards you and the black ones walking away. but there are 18 different types of penguins. more than half have reason to worry. >> look at that. >> reporter: in the last 50 years average winter temperatures here have risen 10.7 degrees. the national snow and ice status center measured the lowest
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Mar 16, 2013 6:30pm PDT
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Mar 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
notice a change outside just from 24 hours ago we have a lot of sunshine. yesterday sunshine, not the case today. lets get to temperatures. 60 in sunnyvale. not a lot of sunshine. climbing into the 60s and 70s before the day is done, clouds will continue to increase, mostly cloudy across the bay area to finish the day, then expecting first light showers tomorrow morning. temps will level off, nice and mild, upper 60s we've got this really unsettled pattern, so it's hard to dictate exactly where and when we're going to get our showers but i'm doing to give it my best bet for you. i've got all the tools agreeing with me for the time being. stick around. i'll time it out. >> we'll bring our tools, umbrellas. >> thanks. >>> still ahead at 11:00, alleged child molester jerry sandusky speaks out for the first time since his conviction. we'll hear from him next. >>> people all over the bay area getting ready to march against proposition 8 on the eve of the supreme court hearing on that issue. >>> a young teenager sells his startup to yahoo!. you won't believe the price. take a look
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Mar 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
or a drive to the wine country. so you have to be compelling and you have to change out your attractions. >> is that heresy in baseball? we have to have entertainment. i think it's great, but do other baseball owners -- >> in the old days people played baseball. >> there aren't that many old baseball players. >> a couple of decades ago i think you could find owners that were that way. but the gold standard was -- not just the gold standard, you know what this is for a team like the giants you need casual unanimouses. there aren't going to be three million ticket clicks of people walking down the street memorizing batting averages and the e.r.a.s. so you got a half, maybe a quarter to a half. and you got everybody else that's coming in maybe for a good time with their family, maybe to entertain their clients, maybe with enjoyable food. and i got that. and then what happens is, they say that they convert and they go up the ladder to be more hardcore fans. so you need the more casual fans to build to 3 million. >> you mentioned willie mays which i found at the same time fascinating and dist
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Mar 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >>> controversial changes coming to san jose with the way they deal with the homeless population. proposed plans mean less money for other services in the budget. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live with a look at the proposals and where the money is coming from to pay for them. good morning, bob. >> reporter: no dollar figure has been put on these proposals as of yet. good morning, laura. the city council will later today discuss the proposals to help improve the homelessness situation in the south bay. the most recent figures estimate there are 7,000 people that do not have homes. some living in one of these 60 or so encampments that have sprung up in wooded areas and along waterways. the city took down one of the largest encampments. they evicted dozens of people from a camp that had been set up on city-owned land. about 100 people had set up their tents in that area. the problem is, where do they go? most likely to other encampments. today, the city council will discuss solutions put forward by counselman sam lacaro. they report that ideas include building more affordable housing,
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
a homeless man who found a diamond engagement ring in his change cuff and he returned it to its grateful owner. that one good deed completely changed his life. he will be here to tell us all about it. >> looking forward to that. we begin, though, this morning with that early spring snowstorm rolling across the country. we are keeping you very busy, phyllis. >> this weather is just relentless. good morning, ereka. good morning, everyone. parts of the midwest from wichita, kansas, all the way to indianapolis are seeing more heavy snow this morning as we deal with the winter weather that doesn't want to end. >> on i-25 near johnston, colorado, a fiery collision between a tanker truck and a car. >> looks like the propane was caught on fire with people. you can't even describe what it looked like. you can't even describe it. >> reporter: along with it a massive pile-up. >> four or five semis and, like, 40 cars. truck drivers on the road, it's tough. i never see anything like this. >> reporter: one wrecked vehicle was pulled after another out of the tangled pile of steel. several people were h
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
." >>> meteorologist, christina loren joining us to talk about the change in our forecast. >>> some rain on the way. good morning to you. we have some fog out there this morning. want to point that out right off the bat. watch out for a quarter of a mile of visibility. that's all you have available in santa rosa right now. we are exipecting more fog. we have slight chances for showers each and every day starting tomorrow all wait through easter sunday. that's the big story. 42 degrees in livermore. 47, san jose and 42 degrees right now in gilroy at noon today. comfortable readings. you can make those outdoor lunch plans and don't have to worry about any rain for today. 78, gilroy. 69, gilmore. comfortable readings for today. the changes come into the mix as we head throughout tomorrow. i am going to take you through your futurecast. first, let's check on the drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. let's turn the camera to the mission off ramp or the exchange point between 880 and mission boulevard. it was closed overnight. a few minutes ago, we had traffic flow once again. that's a good connect
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Mar 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
's echbtd to ensure there's no violence. well, time to change the timeline, coming up the new look of facebook that will be coming next week. >>> and a beautiful shot from our nbc bay area helicopter. but, good thing you do not have smell-o-vision. we will explain the stinky situation in the seaside neighborhood next. and good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri live in the north bay where the sun is out and so are the petaluma little leaguers who made it all the way to the little league world series last year. we will talk baseball and weather and opening day right here in the north bay coming up in a few minutes. >> nice job, you guys! mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ at&t. [ traffic passi
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Mar 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
of uninsured people in the bay area were given access to life-changing medical care today. we're not talking about checkups now. doctors and staff at kaiser medical center volunteered their skills to provide same-day surgeries for about 30 people. among the surgeries performed, cataract removal, hernia repairs. they started the program back in 1993. >> here we are 20 years later, 10,000 patients, 1,200 volunteers, and about $80 million of donated services. it's ooh a remark accomplishment without the entire health care system pitching in. >> if you want more information on the program, program called operation is set for april. >>> in the bayous of louisiana and texas researchers have discovered a potential medical break through in alligators. >> reporter: these keepers of the bayou are known for their tenacity. but behind the alligators' piercing eyes and sharp teeth is an immune system that's as ferocious as the serene creature. >> they put a lot of pressure on themselves to develop this immune system we even been studying for the last 12 years. >> reporter: he handles them like his own ch
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Mar 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
a change in culture. proximity breeds innovation and all employees have to report to the building. >>> well, it's a story of mixed signals this week. concerns about the mandatory spending cuts of the sequester as the market toys with new highs. which ones should you pay more attention to? joining me right now is david darst and ben white, chief economic strategist with politico. thanks for being here. david, let me kick it off with you. the markets hitting five-year highs this week. amazing of what's going on as the markets flirt with all time highs. the markets doesn't care about sequester. should we be carrying on it? >> it's going to depend on the four ps. profits exceeded forecast for the fourth quarter, as you know. secondly is personal income. "wall street journal" on this past friday talked about the wage growth is anemic. only up 2%. thirdly is production. that's the hiring. the hiring not the wages but the hiring. and that's been relatively anemic, as you know, as well. the fourth "p" is politics and is sequestration. i think one of the things that your investor based and your view
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Mar 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
bats. the changes put the tsa more in line with international regulation. >>> investigating a pilot's report of a drone flying over new york city yesterday. a pilot for the airlines says an unmanned aircraft came within 200 feet of his passenger plane. his plane was flying from rome to jfk. he described the drone as black and no more than three feet wide with four propellers. the boeing 737 landed safely. >>> in health matters tonight, we're looking at lipo transfer. instead of using a synthetic filler. the doctor recycles fat from the patient's body. extracting the fat isn't very invasive so patients can stay conscious. the doctor fills out the cheeks and gives a youthful look. and does not leave marks on the skin. >>> now to our bay area proud series where we profile people doing the right thing for our community. tonight the right thing is also delicious. and it started with a favor for a friend. >> one north bay woman said yes to a friend six years ago. now hundreds of families are thankful for it. here's the remarkable efforts. >> reporter: the favor, a friend was to teach her
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Mar 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
costello on this big day for the markets. tom, thanks. changing coming soon to an airport near u. ever since the 9/11 hijackers used box cutters to force down aircraft, the tsa has banned passengers from using knives from boarding the planes with them. now it's changing course, allowing some, but not all knives, and larger items, like golf club and ski poles, and if you must, pool cues, whiffle ball bats and lacrosse sticks. nbc's pete williams has more on all of this from washington tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. tsa says this will relieve the screeners from having to search for small knives and other objects that cannot do catastrophic dame to an airplane and to focus instead on the much more serious hazards. starting next month, tsa will partly lift the restriction that's been in place for 11 years, blocking passengers from bringing knives on board. it's an effort, says tsa, to devote more attention to the most serious threats. >> we are trying to focus on the highest risks, that being the non-metallic improvised explosive devices. and we don't want t
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
out by this upcoming weekend with the time change on sunday. i have been in quite a glory moment here. we finally have rainfall, and i'm loving it. >> coming up next, the accidental discovery by scientists that could fight debilitating diseases. stay with us. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> call it a happy accident, bay area researchers studying the difference between healthy cancer cells and dangerous ones have made a discovery. >> breast tissue cells have the same characteristics as stem cells. marianne fav vro is here are a closer look. >> what's so promising about the special cells is they can change and become a potential type of cell. so researchers hope they can generate insulin to help people with diabetes. and that's just the beginning. researchers are looking to understand more about breast cancer when they ma
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Mar 7, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> as christina said there will be changing conditions on the roadways so that will be a concern. camera at the oakland coliseum lined up to look at flashing lights. the crew just cleared about two minutes ago so you should have a little slower drive for the next few as they clear north past downtown. southbound side here a new fender-bender. i'll move the camera and check to see but no lanes blocked by reports. a look at the bay bridge. a steadier shot than yesterday. no wind advisory for the bay area bridges right now. the weather changing. i'll give you a note about construction in the south bay coming up up. i'll hand it off t jon and laura because there's a much bigger event coming up. >>> in just a few hours from now, thousands of police officers from across california will gather at hp pavilion to remember two of their own. >> santa cruz police lauren butch baker and elizabeth butler being honored at a public memorial today starting at noon them both died february 26th after they were gunned down while interviewing a sexual assault suspect. >> family, friends and officers will gat
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Mar 12, 2013 4:00am PDT
as the solar impulse is in the works to change history. a massive wingspan covered in solar panels collects and stores energy so the plane can be flown day and even at night. >>> also in california, a widower got a disturbing surprise when he realized the woman in the casket was not his wife. the funeral home told him his wife simply looked different because of the embalming process, and it wasn't until another family came forward claiming a body switch that they recognized their mistake. >>> preparations are under way in pacific grove's seal pup season begins. signs are going up warning visitors not to disturb the elephant seals, harbor seals and sea lions. the expectant mothers ready themselves for the births of their pups expected to take place in april and may. >>> top ranked gonzaga strengthened its case with a rout of unranked st. mary's to win the west coast conference final, 65-51. this will be the 15th straight year the zags go to the big dance. >>> in women's college basketball, number one baylor got 31 points from britney griner to capture the big 12 conference championship. the
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Mar 12, 2013 4:30am PDT
trying to really overcompensate for the fact we had that hour change. we will see how it shapes up for traffic tuesday. so far, more standard than yesterday. the maps show a smooth drive through the area. wow, what's this map? we will show you this area of santa cruz. right now, we are looking at santa cruz, just fine. 17 over the summit. that's good to know as well as folks headed into the south bay. we will look at 101 in palo alto, a smooth drive. university avenue between 4 and 6, that's got to be horribly congested as you head through the area. service street traffic is bad. try to avoid it and use alternate parallel routes through downtown palo alto if you can >>> contra costa county's oldest working police dog is retiring this month. the german shepard named dar has been patrolling the streets for more than a decade and helped apprehend more than three dozen suspects and located dozens more in need, including 23 lost children and elderly people suffering from dementia. the day nine whose name, dar means gift will be honored at tonight's san ramon city council meeting. retire
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Mar 13, 2013 4:00am PDT
sticking points on any budget have not changed for republicans or democrats. and as you mentioned, president obama headed back to the capitol today. this time to meet with a tougher audience after meeting with senate democrats yesterday. now house republicans, members of his own party are expressing doubt about how effective he will be at this. also senate democrats releasing their own budget for the first time in about four years, calling for a trillion dollars in new revenues by closing loopholes, but no significant changes to medicare. democrats have rejected the republican plan released yesterday that would have cut the deficit by nearly $5 trillion by repealing president obama's health care law and making changes to those under 54. the one budget we have now to see from the president. the white house says it won't be ready until april 8th, about two months late, richard. >> danielle leigh watching those budget proposals. we'll see what happens. thank you so much. >>> turning now to a bizarre and gruesome story. new york's so-called cannibal on cop is facing life in prison aft
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Mar 14, 2013 4:00am PDT
. flight attendants unions and at least three major airlines oppose this change, saying it makes air travel less safe. some prominent lawmakers have voiced their concerns as well and now one is drafting a measure to stop the tsa from reversing course. administrator john pistole said the agency confiscates more than four tons of signal knives each month but doesn't think they pose a catastrophic threat. >>> it was a recording that may have been a game changer in the 2012 presidential election. mitt romney's 47% comment. >> 47% with him who believe that they are victims, who believe government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it. and so my job is not to worry about those people. >> well, after that video was released, romney said it was a very unfortunate statement. and it was not what he meant. now for the first time the man who thought that infamous 47% remark is speaking out. he spoke exclusively with msnbc's ed schultz about why he shot that video. >> i think it defined him at a critical point, you know, and
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Mar 14, 2013 4:30am PDT
for today. 74, in concord, 68 degrees in san francisco. the changes keep coming for your forecast. we will take you three and show you what it holds. >> folks, we look overhead at the bay bridge. we just missed all the action. we had cones overnight blocking a couple of lanes. a couple of caltrans trucks, they have all cleared. it was the road crew clearing from the approach. a smooth drive as we see a few more cars. it is still very early at the toll plaza. we will take a look at another bridge. this is the foster city side of the san mateo bridge with an easy drive westbound. flashing, twinkling lights over towards the bridge. south bay, same map. construction sites typical. 880s, 101, 680 northbound. reports of a crash there. i thought maybe the same incident. i will check with chp and get you verification. last i heard, there were no links blocked on the freeway. >>> the plans to put new seats on b.a.r.t. trains are going to take a little longer than expected. so far, b.a.r.t. has outfitted 250 of the 269 cars with new vinyl seats. it is scheduled to finish up the work on 50 more
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Mar 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's identity crisis is now personified by senator rob portman's change of heart on same-sex marriage. >> wow, what a crowd. >> reporter: on mitt romney's short list for vice president rob portman voted against same-sex marriage in the house and senate. he said it was a matter of faith. now it's a matter of family. after his 21-year-old son will, a junior at yale, came out to his parents two years ago. >> i think this is something we should allow people to do -- to get married and have the joy and stability of marriage that i have had for over 26 years. i want all three of my kids to have it including our son who is gay. >> reporter: will portman on a kayaking trip with his father and older brother tweeted, especially proud of my dad today. portman joins former vice president cheney who backed his daughter mary and her spouse. and 130 prominent republicans who signed a brief supporting the supreme court challenge to california's proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriage. but while a majority of americans, 51%, for the first time support same-sex marriage in a nbc news/wall street journal pol
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Mar 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and more transparent opd. the oakland police department is stepping up tonight and vowing for key changes to invest in the city's trust. jordan also wants the public to know that his cops are on the job and dedicated to doing the right thing. nbc bay area cheryl herd is live in oakland where transparency is the word of the evening. >> it is, indeed. keith jordan is telling me tonight that it's time to set the record straight. he says there's been so much negativity about his department in the press that he says it's time to speak out. >> the public has a right to know. >> some members of the public often criticizes oakland's police department from withholding the truth. his department is opened and transparent. >> you know, when we do something wrong, i'll be the first person to stand before you and admit that we do something wrong. >> case in point, ronald raw. his case in point murder conviction recently overturned after seven years. jordan admits mistakes were made in his department. >> jordan says he's not prepared to apologize to chow band. >> suddenly, you know, i was put all over t
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Mar 16, 2013 5:30pm PDT
't be against everything, they can't be against the changes coursing through american society and the world that voters can see with their own eyes. >> and this conversation primarily talking about the campaign going forward to 2016. what about the here and now? does this mean a change in the way the party deals with the president, for example? >> that's an interesting challenge as well. as they fight president obama on specific issues, they have an overarching problem to deal with, they're identified as the party of congress. they need to show congress can function. the most obvious sweet spot for them appears to be the issue of immigration which marco rubio tellingly did not talk about at cpac. >> john harwood, good to have you on, thanks. >>> on a highway in pennsylvania today, a charter bus carrying a women's college sports team veered off the road and crashed into a tree, killing two people on board and leaving a community in deep shock. nbc's michelle franzen has more on that tonight. >> reporter: the first images of a mangled charter bus after it crashed saturday morning along the pe
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Mar 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
brainwashing and a similar thing to changes. most of us are used to lecturing, and i'm like that myself, but online lecturing is real dull and boring and we know for a fook if you compete with lecturing or facebook, facebook will end up winning. we make your material to the student and rather than telling the solutions, let them find solutions themselves and when that works it becomes more like a video game than a regular lecture. >> sebastian, can we take about some of your side projects for just a minute. google glass is going to hit the market very soon. everybody is talking about it, and you made it. you invented it. you are a team. you're going to say you're part of a team. >> there's a fantastic team that was all involved. >> people love talking about it. >> i had the fortune to learn from the best, and i would say larry is part of my inspiration, and what they do really well is look at something and say what is the fundamental game shifting and we understand computation closer to people and they would say, look, this wouldn't be in your pocket, should be much closer. brain implan
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Mar 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
with some other situations, maybe made him change his mind at that point and he took his own life. >> reporter: police say sebucamaron pulled the fire alarm and believe he did so to get other students out of their rooms. the report shows the tactical rifle came from an l.a. gun shop. after the bomb squad cleared the scene, students were allowed back in the dorm and counselors are now being provided. now, police have not offered a motive for the attack plan. school officials say the student who shot himself was not registered for the current term and that they were involved in the process of moving him out of the dorm when this incident occurred. brian? >> as we say, it appears we came very close. mark potter starting us out from miami tonight. mark, thanks. >>> weather is making news across parts of our country tonight. here we are 48 hours before the arrival of spring, officially. people have had it with winter. you can't blame them. however, more of it is on the move tonight. weather channel meteorologist eric fisher with us now at the big map. eric, good evening. >> good evenin
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
was his life. he saw his songs as a way to change the world. his uncle knew his nephew had musical talent beyond his age. >> he went straight for your soul. >> the music stops on tuesday on these train tracks. donye was on his way home wearing headphones and listening to music when a passenger train clipped him, killing him. >> the conductor, please, please, whoever was driving that train, i want you to know i do not blame you and i'm so sorry you have to live with the thought of hitting my son. i know it wasn't your fault. >> donye's friends, classmates even his teachers came out to pay respects. >> he was just always giving and always willing to help and always pasht. when everything seemed a little crazy, donye always had a balance to him. >> his family and friends believed donye was on the brink of stardom. his passion and life expressed in his music. but the pain, the loss, are still very fresh. >> i just miss him. >> now, donye believed in socially conscious lyrics in a video he said quote music can change the world. all you need is the right song. we're live in san jose tonight, ge
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Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
in the truth. >>> the supreme court is getting ready to hear the first of two cases that could change the way america deals with same-sex marriage. the first covers prop 8, the way california deals with the ban on gay marriage. frascy pots is outside the court where people have camped out for days to get one of the few seats inside. >> reporter: dozens are camped out waiting to be part of history. >> it is okay to disagree with us and about issues but we still need to be recognized as part of the fabric of this country. >> reporter: experts say it will be hard for the court to ignore a huge shift in public opinion. 20 years ago, most of the country opposed same-sex marriage. >> the fact that majority of americans support marriage for gay and lesbian couples is going to be something that will be in the back of the justice's minds. >> reporter: two california couples are challenging the state's 2000-day voter approved ban. opponents say it violates the 14th amendment. >> we want the same sense of security that other married couples want to have. we think it is worth fighting for. >> reporter: s
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Mar 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. patrick's cathedral went up in smoke. and that's when his life changed forever. >> i remember a lot of smoke. a lot of heat. i went outside and felt more than just exhausted. i felt extreme nausea. >> reporter: he says he thought he could walk it off. >> i remember saying i was going to get up into the truck to lay down and i don't remember anything else after that. >> reporter: frank rooyan, a 17-year firefighter and 20 year paramedic had a heart attack. his colleagues quickly went from fighting a church fire save ryan's life. >> from what i understand, my heart stopped three or four times. >> some of the reports were that he had died and dicht things. this is -- no. no way. >> battalion chief robert sapien was the one in charge that day. >> reporter: ryan put on his jacket for the first time since his heart attack. some of the dust from that day still on it. >> not all family members get along, but when things like this happen, i think everybody comes together. >> it is amazing. for me, it's an incident that hasn't ended and i think on monday, we can all say that the incident is f
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Mar 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
the streets of the downtown area last night demanding change and damaging several banks in the area. police say nearly 50 protesters vandalized atm machines and smashed that window. they say the window is at the landmark tribune tower, the former home of the oakland tribune. right now, no word on arrests. >>> new this morning, sheriff deputies in napa county are investigating why a deadly officer involved shooting happened. the police tried to pull over a man driving a white pickup truck right around 10:00 last night. the driver refused to stop. then led police on a short chase. at some point authorities say the officers filed shots at the suspect near newell drive and that man died at the scene. right now, not many details why the officers opened fire. we do know no officers were hurt. >>> on the lookout for a suspected bank robber released from jail on a technicality. he is believed to be armed and dangerous. police arrested this man early this month accused of robbing a bank and holding a gun to a teller's head. the sheriff's department released him from jail 72 hours later because there
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
. that will happen this friday. the b.a.r.t. status just fine. we do have changes, though, kristy. christie smith is out there. we have some changes. they are trying to make traffic better. it is going to get congested on b.a.r.t. trains. what do you have? >> reporter: good morning to you, mike. something to get used to. this is the second time of expanded bicycle access on b.a.r.t. this year. when the gates opened, the bicyclist were here, lined up. this is about the time when they would want to get on b.a.r.t. this he like this idea b.a.r.t. is putting out there. they are telling us they also have some ideas of their own to improve the system. this test is going to run the entire week monday through friday. bicycles are banned during the commute hours, morning and evening. under this test, bikes are still not allowed in the front three cars between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. i spoke with one regular bike rider who said it is a good start but could be better. >> this is great. i like it. i wish what they need is a separate car for all bikes. >> reporter: why is that? >> just get yo
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Mar 1, 2013 6:00am PST
the bay bridge toll plaza. a quick look at the toll plaza will show you that conditions there have changed dramatically. we have low clouds drifting through the area and there they are right now with cash lanes backed up. fastrak should back up if they turn metering on in the next few minutes and fog may be a factor rather than the amount of traffic. a quick look at the south bay where conditions are much different. quite clear here 101 at 680. you see low clouds in the distance. we'll check on that coming up. back to you. >>> it's 6:08. the clock is ticking on capitol hill with less than 24 hours from that deadline for $85 million worth of sweeping spending cuts to go into effect. right now we want to take you live to washington, d.c. where you can see that nice shot of our capitol. today president obama is meeting with congressional leaders from both parties to come up with a deal to find other places to cut money. expectations are low that a solution will actually be reached. in fact, experts say both parties are using today's meeting to lay out their positions ahead of a possible gover
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Mar 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
. details on the major changes coming up. >>> the nation officially in sequester. president obama had to order $85 pl in across-the-board cuts. republicans say these automatic cuts will not hurt the economy emphasizing that $85 billion is only 2% of government spending. president obama said sequester will be painful. some schools will have to close early. another round of cuts could come later this month. >>> it looked like something right out of a horror movie just outside of tampa, florida. the earth opened up and swallowed a house. >> the bedroom floor just collapsed and my brother-in-law is in there underneath the house. >> it's a chilling 911 call from the outside. hard to see the impact but the sinkhole opened up under the home belonging to 37-year-old jeff bush. his brother heard a scream and tried to help before being rescued himself. >> i heard my brother screaming and i ran in there and all i could see was this big hole and all i could see was his bed. >> authorities can't even search for the gentleman because the area is unstable and the massive crater is already 30 feet wi
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